October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Insect decorations don’t always have to be creepy

Halloween decorations today include jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders, bats, ghosts, vampires, witches and other spooky, scary things. But in past years, many of these creatures were not threatening. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Bestselling author Susan Orlean on writing ‘Rin Tin Tin’

SUSAN ORLEAN HAS A SIXTH SENSE FOR RECognizing stories others often overlook.  She writes about people who are passionate  — some might say obsessed — about unusual things; she’s been said to find the extraordinary in th More...

Author Cheryl Strayed finds healing walking the Pacific Crest Trail

Grief is a strange and idiosyncratic thing.  When Cheryl Strayed’s 45- year old mother died of cancer when Cheryl was 22, the pain of losing her was so great she began seeking solace in unhealthy ways.  Though she loved her husband, More...

SING UNITED! to feature Vocal Artistry’s CD release

Vocal Artistry will release its CD, “More Than Music,” at SING UNITED!, a fundraising gala at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. More...

For abuse victims, looking inward through art

Millie, along with her newborn, escaped a violent relationship a few years ago. More...

COMMENTARY

Resisting the colluding darkness

Once upon a time about 15 minutes ago, the German people — not just a few leaders but an entire nation — decided to exterminate millions of other people.  More...

Business News

Mac men

Niche repair businesses boom

JAMES CONWAY HAS ALWAYS EXHIBITED that little touch of genius the rest of us could only wonder about — that unusual ability to understand how things work, and how they work together. Things like computers.  More...

Local banks increase small business lending

Using federal funding, two local banks have increased lending to small business by more than $37 million since 2010 according to a Treasury Department report. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Who can change America?

Most voters understand that we are at a financial “tipping point” and they are trying to figure out what is needed for America to change for the better. More...

Real Estate News

Bonita Lakes celebrates grand opening

Toll Brothers hosted the grand opening for Bonita Lakes, the company’s newest community of luxury singlefamily homes on Imperial Parkway in Bonita Springs last weekend.  More...

WCI’s People First seminar raises funds for United Way

More than 100 guests attended a People First seminar hosted by WCI Communities, the Bonita Springs-based lifestyle community developer, homebuilder and services provider, with all proceeds benefiting United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades.  More...

FGCU and Wells Fargo team up for National Make a Difference Day

Florida Gulf Coast University and Wells Fargo are teaming up to lend a hand to six area charities on national Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. More...